With the current state of our kids’ school year (cancelled), we decided it best to keep them on the learning track. To do so, we needed to build a desk for our 6 year old daughter. We had some plywood laying around so this is what we came up with. If you are interested in the knockdown stool, check out those plans over here.
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Time needed: 1 day.
The plans below detail how to cut and assemble a desk that is suited for a 5-10 year old child.
- Cut List
- Mitering the Top and Sides
- Assembling the Box
- Installing the Bottom
- Edge Banding the Front
- Assembling the Legs
- Apply Finish
If you plan on applying a two tone finish like we did, now is the time. When painting bare wood, apply a primer first. For the paint color we went with French Blue.
As for the box and desk portion, we simply applied a few coats of spray polyurethane, with a light sanding in between. For that I recommend a fine sanding sponge, steel wool or
- Attaching the Legs
Position the box on top leg as shown. Make sure the legs are level by measuring the distance from the bottom of the leg to the box and make sure each leg is the same distance from the box.